Explore the Valley of Thor
We begin our adventure from Reykjavík by driving our modified super trucks along the south shore of Iceland. We make our way towards one of Iceland’s most cherished places, Þórsmörk (The Valley of Thor) with a few stops along the way. From Þórsmörk you can get a good view of the world famous volcano/ glacier Eyjafjallajökull that brought world aviation to a standstill in 2010.
Our first stop is at the Icelandic Horse Visitor Centre that offers something for everyone, whether you want to meet the Icelandic horse close up, enjoy an exhibition about our horses throughout history, or simply enjoy a cup of warm coffee at the café.
On our way we make a stop at the stunning Seljalandsfoss Waterfall where you can actually go behind it to get a totally different perspective. From there we take a turn and head towards the highlands. We catch sight of the small but beautiful Gígjökull Glacier, which has a small glacial lake in front. A number of glacier rivers need to be crossed in order to get to our destination. Þórsmörk is surrounded by three glaciers and numerous mountains that create very favourable weather and growth conditions for the 170 plant species to be found in the area.
Þórsmörk has many walking paths so it is an ideal place for short hikes with dramatic views of the glaciers, woodlands and other colourful landscapes. There is a reason why it is so popular for Icelanders to go there, namely how stunningly beautiful the scenery is.